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SPRING 1931 



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BEGONIAS 

LUPINS 

PHLOX 

ASTERS 

PYRETHRUMS 

SEEDS 


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BLACKMORE & LANGDON, BATH. 


Collections of Named Delphiniums 

In order to save our customers trouble, and in particular for those un¬ 
acquainted with the different varieties, we have much pleasure in offering the 
following Collections, which are extra good value. 


Should any varieties be sold out, we reserve the right to substitute others 
of equal or greater value, and also we will be pleased to alter any of the 
collections to suit the convenience of customers who already have some of 
the varieties. 


THE 

Cambria 
Edward Bromet 
Lady Edith 
Lady Elizabeth 


EXHIBITOR’S COLLECTION. £6 10s. 


Marjorie Ferguson 
Millicent Blackmore 
Monarch of Wales 
Mrs. Foster Cunliffe 


Mrs. Newton Lees 
Sir Douglas Haig 
The Shah 
Violet Robinson 


COLLECTION A. 12 Extra 


Constance 
Edward Bromet 
J. Pitts 
Lady Augusta 


Lady Edith 
Lady Gwendolin 
Lady Irene 
Lady Macbeth 


Choice Sorts, £3 10s. 

Millicent Blackmore 
Mrs. Norman Holden 
Sir Douglas Haig 
The Shah 


Blue Boy 
Blue Queen 
Christine 
Freda 


COLLECTION B. 12 Very Choice 
F. W. Smith 
George Cochrane 
Lady Grace 
Lord Derby 


Sorts, £2 2s. 

Marjorie Ferguson 
Mrs. Townley Parker 
Phyllis 

Sir Douglas Haig 


Blue Bird 
Blue Princess 
Elsie 
Lavanda 


COLLECTION C. 12 Fine 
Lizzie Van Veen 
Lord Lansdowne 
Nora Ferguson 
Purple King 


Sorts, £1 10s. 

Queen Mary 
Queen of Bath 
The Alake 
W. O’Brien 


COLLECTION D. 12 Good Sorts, £1. 

SPECIAL “AWARD OF MERIT” COLLECTION. 

The following 19 varieties received the “ A.M.” after R.H.S. trials at 
Wisley, thus confirming our position as leading raisers. 


We offer them with pleasure as follows :—-Blue Princess, Blue Boy* 
Constance, Col. Sir W. Murray, E. Bromet, Lord Derby, Millicent Blackmore, 
Marjorie Ferguson, Mrs. H. Kaye, Mrs. Newton-Lees, Mrs. A. Watson, Mrs- 
Shirley, Mrs. C. Mclver, Mrs. Townley-Parker, Nora Ferguson, Queen Mary, 
Rev. E. Lascelles, Sir D. Haig and W. T. Ware, for £4 5s. 0d. 


SEEDLING DELPHINIUMS. —Fine strong plants 6/- per doz; two 
year old proved clumps 10/- per doz., mixed colours, and specially selected 
20/- to 40/- per doz. Will all make a fine display in the border the 
first season, and are wonderful value and quality. 




BLACKMORE & LANGDON, BATH. 


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DELPHINIUMS 

For Seed Prices and meaning of Asterisk, see page 15. 

(NOVELTIES 1930) 

All Raised by B. & L. 


Each — s. d. 

*D. B. CRANE, deep lavender, semidouble flowers with shades of 
blue, small white eye. This bears extra large flowers well placed 
on massive spikes, very shapely with pyramidal form. This was 
conspicuous in our Gold Medal Group at the R.H.S. Hall on 
Julv 5th, 1929, when it was given its name. An earlv varietv. 

51 ft.. . .40 0 

*LADV BARBARA, a beautiful shade of pale mauve, lightly touched 
with sky-blue, large semi-double flowers with white eye. A 
very vigorous plant, throwing its fine spikes to a height of 6Jft. 
Mid-season .... .... .... ... .... .... ... 40 0 

LADY BATH, a full double flower, two inches in diameter, deep blue 
■with some shades of lavender, the spike is broad, symmetrical 
and of pyramidal shape with many branches. This perfectly 
wonderful variety sets a new standard in Double Delphiniums, 
and will be indispensable for exhibition when plants are avail¬ 
able. At present stock is scarce and there are only a few for 
disposal. Late flowering (non-seeder . F.C.C.. B.D.S. 4Jft. 100 0 

**LADY ELEANOR, colour sty-blue with light shades of pale mauve, 
the blue much predominating. The flowers are double, the inner 
petals being waved giving a rich effect on long shapely spikes. 

This lovely variety was much admired on the occasion of the 
visit of the British Delphinium Society to our Nursery in June 
1929, and we predict for it a great future for exhibition and 
garden decoration. The plant has a free habit with light graceful 

stems. Mid-season. A.M., B.D.S. 6ft. .... .... .... 50 0 

*LADY MARGARET, a lavender self with very large semi-double 
flowers of fine substance, eye striped black. This variety 
suggests Lady Edith, but is much more massive in character 
with broad well-furnished spikes of fine proportions. A gem 
for exhibition. Rather late. 5ft. .... .... .... .... 50 0 

*LADY TERESA deep rosy purple, a fine self-colour with extra 
large semi-double flowers. The eye is remarkable being white 
with violet stripes. Long shapely spikes and bold habit. ^lid- 
season. 6ft. .... .... .... .... .... .... ... 40 0 

THE ABOVE FIVE VARIETIES excluding LADY BATH for £10. 

NOVELTIES OF RECENT INTRODUCTION. 

* LADY BERTHA, the large flowers of this fine novelty are a pleasing 

shade of lavender on a background of blue sepals, with black 
eye. These are well placed on a massive spike, broad at the base 

tapering to a point. 5ft. .... .... .... .... .... 21 0 

*LADY DOROTHY, an almost self-coloured lilac-mauve, with small 
black eye. The extra large florets are finely formed and of 
splendid substance. Spike long and shapely. 5ft. 6in. .... 21 0 

* LADY MAY, a distinct and beautiful variety resembling somewhat 

Mrs. Foster-Cun 1 iffe in form. The very large flowers are 
delicate bluish-mauve and have no eye, thus conveying a lovely 
self-coloured effect. These are borne on long pedicels, making 
an open graceful spike. The plant has a branching habit and 
so is excellent both for the border and cutting. 4ft. 6in. .... 21 0 

* LADY ROSE, a finely-formed semi-double flower with deep-blue 

sepals almost covered by the bright rose-coloured petals, eye 
inconspicuous. Long well-proportioned spike. 5ft. 6in. 21 0 




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General Collection of Delphiniums 

Each —s. d. 

Blue Bird, rich deep blue semi-double. Spike elegant. 5ft. A.M. 3 0 

Blue Boy, rich deep blue single, with white eye. Vigorous. 6ft. Gin. 

A.M. '. 3 6 

Blue Princess, pure sky-blue single, eye white, oft. A.M. .... 3 6 

Blue Queen, azure blue with blackish brown centre, single. Good 

spike. 4ft. Cin. A.M. .... .... .... .... .... 5 0 

Cambria, deep mauve, inconspicuous eye. oft. A.M. .... .... 3 6 

Capt. Drury-Lowe, rich purple self with white eye, semi-double. 

Long shapely spike, oft. 6in. .... .... .... .... 7 6 

Christine, semi-double sky-blue self with black eye, lovely colour. 

Shapely spike, fine border plant. 5ft. .... .... .... 5 0 

Col. Douglas, rich blue, tall stately variety. 6ft. .... .... 2 6 

Col. Sir Wyndham Murray, bright blue petals, white centre. A.M. 2 6 

Conspicua, deep cornflower blue, white centre. 4ft. Gin. .... 1 6 

Constance, single, rich gentian-blue, conspicuous white eye. Spike 

long and shapely. 4ft. A.M. .... .... .... .... 7 6 

Coquette, deep violet and blue, single flowers, vigorous. 6ft. .... 2 6 

* Countess Cowley, light blue and mauve semi-double flowers of 

wonderfully fine form. Eye is black, magnificent spike. 5ft. 

F.C.C., R.A.S. .. 25 0 

Gymbeline, early blue with single mauve markings, eye white. 5ft. 2 6 

D. B. Crane, (new). See page 3 . . 40 0 

Daniel Osiris, dark blue, very fine spike. F.C.C. 4ft. 6in. .... 3 6 

Doris, lovely shade of mauve tinged pale blue. Beautifully shaped 

flowers and good spike. 4ft. 6in. .... .... .... .... 7 6 

Dusky Monarch, purple, with black centre, large spike .... .... 3 6 

Edward Bromet, much improved Rev. E. Lascelles. Colouring is 
somewhat similar, but the purplish blue ground shade is richer, 
and the white eye larger and purer in colour. The individual 

pips are of enormous size, well displayed. 5ft. A.M. .... 7 6 

Elsie, light blue, and mauve, white centre. 5ft. .... .... .... 2 6 

Firmament, deep rich blue, semi-double, with lighter shading. 4ft. 6in. 5 0 

F. W. Smith, semi-double, rich gentian blue, white eye. 5ft. A.M. 3 6 

Freda, pale blue and mauve semi-double, inccnspicuous white eye, 

extra long spike. 6ft. .... .... .... .... .... .... 7 6 

George Cochrane, deep rosy purple, white eye. Large semi-double, 

fine spike. 5ft. .... .... .... .... .... .... 3 6 

Glory, mauve shaded rose, stout sturdy plant. 4ft. .... .... 1 6 

Harry Smetham, rich porcelain blue, semi-double. A.M., 5ft. 2 6 

* Howard H. Crane, outer petals deep blue with mauve and blue inner 

petals and white eye. Makes a really grand spike. 5ft. 6in. 

A.M. '. " . 21 0 

Jenny Jones, purple and violet, dark eye. 5ft. A.M. .... .... 5 0 

Josef Israels, royal blue, shaded deep mauve, white eye. 4ft. 6in, 2 6 

J. W. Kelway, purplish violet and blue, large white centre. 5ft. 2 6 

J. Pitts, semi-double, deep sky-blue, inner petals touched with rose, 

large black eye. Fine shapely spike. 5ft. .... .... .... 5 0 

Joy Bells, rosy mauve and blue. 4ft. 6in. A.M. .... .... 5 0 

King Bladud, flowers perfectly double, rich cobalt blue. 5ft. .... 3 6 

King Of Delphiniums, gentian blue and plum, white eye. 5ft. 1 6 

K. T. Caron, bright gentian blue, white centre .... .... .... 2 0 

Lady Augusta, rich deep blue single with black and gold eye, petals 

a little cupped. A robust grower bearing long spikes of well- 
placed flowers—a fine border plant. 6ft. .... .... .... 7 6 

Lady Barbara, (new). See page 3 . 40 0 

Lady Bath, (new). See page 3 .... .... .... .... ... .... 100 0 

Lady Bertha. See page 3 .... .... .... .... .... .... 21 0 

Lady Betty, full double ranunculus-formed flowers of medium blue, 

good spikes, dwarf and free, fine garden plant. 4ft. .... 7 6 

Lady Dorothy. See page 3 . 21 0 





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General Collection of Delphiniums— continued. 

Each —s. d. 

Lady Edith, an outstanding variety. The individual flowers are 
verv large, semi-double and of a charming shade of lavender with 
dark eye. To add to the effect, they are well displayed on the 
spike, which is of great length. A.M., 5ft. .... .... .... 15 0 

Lady Eleanor, (new). See page 3 . 50 0 

*Lady Elizabeth, a variety possessing extra fine qualities. The semi¬ 
double pips are perfectly formed, being quite circular and flat, 
and are also beautifullv placed on the spike. The colour is 
lavender on blue, a delightful combination. 5ft. A.M., B.D.S. 21 0 

Lady Grace, a sister-plant to the lovely variety (Mrs. Paul Nelke. The 
spikes are not large, but are of a free branching habit. The semi¬ 
double flowers are a rich deep cornflower-blue with black eye. 

An ideal plant for the border, and for cutting. 5ft. .... 5 0 

Lady GwendOlin, semi-double variety of a charming shade of deep 
sky-blue with a white eye. Vigorous and absolutely mildew- 

proof. 5ft. 6in. .... .... .... .... .... .... 7 6 

Lady Hammick, lovely shade of medium blue, white eye. 5ft. A.M. 3 6 

Lady Irene, a beautiful plant, long cylindrical spikes of sky-blue, 

semi-double flowers, with small black centre. 6ft. .... .... 7 6 

Lady Macbeth, rich rosy-purple, semi-double, with white eye. The 
pips are large and well displayed on fine long spikes. Very 
distinct and handsome. 6ft. .... .... .... .... .... 5 0 

Lady Margaret, new). See page 3 . 50 0 

Lady May. See page 3 .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 21 0 

Lady Rose. See page 3. 21 0 

Lady Beatrix Stanley, blue single, with white eye. The spike is very 

well formed. 4ft. 6in. .... .... .... .... .... .... 3 6 

Lady Sue, deep gentian blue, brown eye, semi-double, medium 

spike. 5ft. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 10 6 

Lady Teresa, new). See page 3 . 40 0 

Lavanda, deep rosy lavender, small white centre, fine spike. 5ft. A.M. 3 6 

Le Danube, lovely pale blue, centre lilac pink. 4ft. .... .... 2 6 

Legionnaire, rich gentian blue, dark eye, semi-double. 6ft. .... 7 6 

Lizzie Van Veen, Cambridge blue, continuous bloomer. 5ft. 6in. 2 6 

Lord Derby, rich deep rosy mauve, small white centre, large pips well 

placed on fine spike. 4ft. 6in. A.M. .... .... .... 3 6 

Lord Lansdowne, single, intense deep blue, white eye. 4ft. 6in. 2 6 

Lorenzo de Medici, semi-double, soft blue shaded light pink. 5ft. 3 6 

Lieut. Warneford, V.C., deep velvety-blue, semi-double. 4ft. 6in. 5 0 

Marion Cran, pale azure blue single, distinct black eye .... .... 3 6 

Marjorie Ferguson, lovely sky-blue and mauve, white eye, semi-double 

flowers, spike of good length. 5ft. A.M. .... .... .... 5 0 

Millicent Blackmore, a lovely variety, spikes are of perfect form, pips 
very large and splendidly placed, blue and mauve with large 

black centre. 5ft. 6in. A.M. .... .... .... .... 7 6 

Monarch Of All, violet and purple, brown eye, large spike. 6ft. 3 6 

Monarch Of Wales, deep blue and mauve, large spike. 5ft. 6in. A.M. 5 0 

Mrs. T. G. Baker, clear bright blue single. 5ft. .... .... .... 2 6 

**Mrs. Foster Cunliffe, a remarkable and very beautiful new form, 
the flowers are fully double and of extra large size. The colour 
is a delicate mauve shaded skv-blue. Spike elegant. 4ft. 6in. 

A.M.' ... 30 0 

Mrs. Norman Holden, large semi-double mauve and blue flowers, 

with large black eye. An exceedingly fine variety-. 5ft. . . 7 6 

Mrs. H. Kaye, rich indigo blue, flushed with light purple. Spike 

light and elegant. 5ft. A.M. .... .... .... .... 3 6 

*Mrs. Newton Lees, a splendid variety, delicate mauve lightly shaded 
with pale-blue, eye being white and inconspicuous. The extra 
large semi-double flowers are borne on fine spikes and plant is 
vigorous. 5ft. A.M. .... .... .... .... .... .... 21 0 

Mrs. Christie Miller, a splendid shade of cream, and does best in a 

warm situation. 3ft. 6in. A.M. .... .... .... .... 5 0 




L'ADY 'AUGUST'A 




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General Collection of Delphiniums— continued , 

Each —s. d. 

Mrs. Colin Mclver, a pleasing shade of heliotrope, oft. 6in. A.M. 3 6 

*Mrs. Paul Nelke, bright cornflower-blue self semi-double, with 
inconspicuous white eye. A glorious colour. The habit is free 

and branching. 5ft. Gin. A.M., B.D.S. .... .... .... 10 6 

Mrs. Shirley, lilac mauve, white and sulphur eye. 5ft. Gin. A.M. 5 0 

Mrs. Town ley Parker, sky-blue single, with white eye, good sized pips 

and spike. 4ft. 6in. A.M. .... .... .... .... .... 3 6 

Mrs. A. J. Watson, enormous spikes, 3ft. in length, large flowers of 

deep mauve, black centre, extra vigorous. 7ft. A.M. .... 5 0 

Nora Ferguson, pale blue shaded soft pink. Semi-double. 4ft. Gin. 

A.M. 2 6 

Pannonia, rich deep blue, white eye, well-shaped spike. 4ft. 6in. 2 6 

* Philip Butler a distinct advance in the semi-double blue class. 

This fine variety bears flowers of extra good substance, colour 
being deep blue, occasionally lightly shaded rose. The spike 
is well furnished but not too closely packed with shapely flowers. 

Very robust grower. 5ft. 6in. .... .... .... .... 30 0 

Phyllis, li ght mauve semi-double, large flowers and very strong 

grower, branching habit .... .... .... .... .... .... 5 0 

Purple King, deep blue and purple, large semi-double shapely spike, 

eye black and gold. Vigorous and free grower. 5ft. .... 3 6 

Purple King (Van Veen), semi-double, beautiful bright rich purple, 

good spike. 4ft. 6in. .... .... .... .... .... .... 5 0 

Purple Splendour, comflower-blue, shaded amethyst. 5ft. .... 7 6 

Prince Henry, reddish purple, very distinct colour, white eye .... 3 6 

Queen Mary, silvery nemophila blue, white centre. 4ft. A.M. 2 6 

Queen Of Bath, azure blue, single, conspicuous black centre. 3ft. Gin. 2 6 

Queen Mauve, extremely lovely spike, 3ft. long, and the colour is 

mauve. Valuable also for its flowering late in season. 5ft. 5 0 

*R. A. Pilkington, extra large well-formed semi-double flowers, rich 

violet edged dark blue. Eye is brown and spike well shaped. 5ft. 7 6 

Robert Cox, rich blue sepals, petals rosy lilac, good spike. 6ft. 2 6 

Rene Guilbert, deep gentian-blue shaded purple, eye black but small. 

Flowers semi-double, spike well formed. 5ft. Gin. .... .... 5 0 

Rev. E. Lascelles, royal blue, large and conspicuous white centre. 

5ft. A.M." . 3 6 

Rose Marie, pure pansy violet. 5ft. Gin. .... .... .... 7 6 

Sergeant Beranger, large flowers of clear mauve, margined blue, black 

centre, semi-double. 5ft. .... .... .... .... .... 5 0 

Sir Douglas Haig, a very fine variety. Deep purple and blue, with 
bell-shaped pips, 3in. across. Spike immense, both in width 

and length. 5ft. 6in. A.M. .... .... .... . 5 0 

Smoke Of War, reddish purple, semi-double, black eye. 5ft. .... 3 6 

Statuaire Rude, a fine variety. Pale heliotrope flowers, 2^in. to 3in. 

across. 5ft. 6in. A.M. .... .... .... .... .... 7 

The Bishop, rich gentian blue, white eye. 4fft. .... .... .... 5 

The Shah, deep rosy-lavender self with dark eye. Large semi-double 

flowers, spike extra long and finely proportioned. 5ft. A.M. 7 6 

Triumph (Van Veen). Flowers of unique form, resembling an 

immense hyacinth. Colour soft blue. 4ft. .... .... .... 3 6 

The Alake, deep purplish blue, large flowers. 5ft. A.M. .... 3 6 

Turquoise, turquoise blue, slightly suffused rose .... .... .... 2 6 

Violet Queen, mixture of violet and reddish mauve. 5Jft. .... 5 0 

* Violet Robinson, colour is rich violet-blue with moderate sized white 

eye, and this variety is most remarkable for the individual size of 
the flowers, being described when shown in London as the largest- 
flowered variety yet seen. The pips often measure 3in. across 

and are delightfully placed on the spike. 4ft. A.M. .... 30 0 

Willy O’Brien, ultramarine blue, mauve centre. 4ft. 6in. .... 3 6 

Walter T. Ware, purplish blue, white eye. 4ft. A.M. .... .... 3 6 

Welshman, soft blue and violet. A.M. 5ft. 6in. .... .... 15 0 

Yvette Guilbert, transparent pale blue .white eye .... .... .... 1 6 


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L'ADY MAY 


Blackmore & Langdon’s 

Delphiniums 


Shewing actual size and colour 
of the Flowers 


LADY ELEANOR 


D. B. CRANE 


LADY ELIZABETH 


PHILIP BUTLER 


ACHIEVEMENTS in 1929 

TWO R.H.S. GOLD MEDALS 
TWO AWARDS OF MERIT R.H.S. 

Successes at the British Delphinium Society’s 
Show, London : 

Three First Prizes in the three Principal Classes 
Four First-class Certificates Two Awards of Merit 
First Prize at Royal Show, Harrogate. 


LADY DOROTHY 







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BLACKMORE & LANGDON, BATH. 


BELLADONNA SECTION 


Belladonna Semi-Plena, sky-blue, dwarf. 2ft. 6in. A.M. .... 1 o 

Blue Bees, pale blue, white eye. 3ft. .... .... .... .... 1 6 

Capri, sky-blue. Valuable for cutting. 4ft. .... .... .... 1 6 

Lamartine, dark blue. 3ft. 6in. A.M. .... .... .... .... 0 9 

J. S. Brunton, lovely sky-blue, flowering throughout summer. 4ft. 1 6 

Mrs. Thomson, clear blue, very free flowering. 4ft. 6in. .... 1 0 

Moerheimi, the first white Delphinium. 4ft. .... .... .... 0 9 

Musis Sacrum, soft pale blue, white centre, branching habit, 3ft. 6in. 1 6 

Orion, clear blue, loosely formed spike. 4ft. .... .... .... 1 6 

Persimmon, beautiful pale blue single flower. 3ft 6in. .... 1 6 

(No Seeds available of this section). 


Collections of Choice Assorted 
Un-named Begonias 

DOUBLE, SINGLE, AND SINGLE FRILLED BEGONIAS, all in fine strong 
tubers. Especially suitable for Greenhouses and Conservatory decoration. 
We can substitute CRESTED SINGLES for FRILLED SINGLES if desired. 

All colours included in each dozen. 

COLLECTION F.—36 Large Tubers. 

Extra Choice, £4 10s. Od. Half Collection, £2 6s. Od. 

12 Class A.X. Doubles, 12 Suberb Singles, 12 Class A. Frilled Singles. 

COLLECTION G.—36 Large Tubers. 

Very Choice, £3 10s. Od. Half Collection, £1 16s. Od. 

12 Class A. Doubles, 12 Class A. Singles, 12 Class A. Frilled Singles. 

COLLECTION H.—36 Large Tubers. 

Choice, £1 17s. 6d. Half Collection, £1 Os. Od. 

12 Class B. Doubles, 12 Class B. Singles, 12 Class B. Frilled Singles. 

COLLECTION I.—36 Large Tubers. 

Good, 14s. Od. Half Collection, 7s. 6d. 

12 Class C. Doubles, 12 Class C. Singles, 12 Class C. Frilled Singles. 


Begonias for Hanging Baskets 

COLLECTION J. Three each of 4 Extra Choice Varieties, £2 7s. 6d. 

3 Golden Shower, 3 Betha, 3 Eunice, 3 Lena. 

COLLECTION K. Three each of 4 Choice Varieties, £1 12s. 6d. 

3 Coralina, 3 Alice Manning, 3 Fleur de Chrysantheme, 3 Venus. 
These afford an excellent method of obtaining selections of these charming 
plants at favourable prices, also three of one variety in a 9in. wire basket, 
make the best display. 


For full descriptions and prices of our Named Double, Named Basket and other 
types of Begonias, write for Illustrated Catalogue. 








L'ADY MACBETH 


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Collection of Named Double Begonias 

To save our patrons the trouble of going through our extensive list of 
varieties, and for those unacquainted with them, we offer the following 
collections, which will be found exceedingly good value. All varieties are 
described in Catalogue. 

We shall be pleased to alter any of these collections to suit the con¬ 
venience of purchasers already possessing some of the varieties. We also 
reserve the right to substitute others of equal or greater value should we be 
sold out of any of the varieties named. 


COLLECTION A. 


12 Extra 
Albatross 
F. C. Calthrop 
Grand Monarch 
Hilda Langdon 


Choice Sorts for £7 10s. 
John Mercer 
Lady Ann 
Lord Lambourne 
Lucy V. Toner 


(List Value, £9 2s. 6d.) 

Mrs. F. Bedford 
Mrs. J. Davidson 
Peace 

Queen of the Belgians 


COLLECTION B. 


12 Very 

Dorothy 
James Braid 
Lady Cory 
Lord Methuen 


Choice Sorts for £5 10s. (List 
Mrs. R. R. Anderson 
Mrs. F. C. Calthrop 
Mrs. T. Crawford 
Mrs. F. Hedges 


Value, £6 11s.) 

Mrs. Robert Morton 
Princess V. Louise 
Rosalind 
Sir J. Reid 


COLLECTION C. 


12 Choice Sorts for £4. List Value. £4 16s.) 


Aurora 

Chrystabel Spry 
Cissie Cuthbert 
General Allenby 


General Joffre 
Mona 

Mrs. R. R. Anderson 
Mrs. P. Blair 


Mrs. F. Cairns 
Princess V. Louise 
Sidney Robinson 
Snowdrift 


COLLECTION D. 


Aurora 
Betty McDougall 
Irene Tambling 
J. W. Pyman 


12 Very Fine Sorts for £3. (List Value, £3 12s. 6d.) 


Mrs. J. Booth 
Mrs. J. Brunton 
Mrs. R. Caulfeild 
Mrs. H. Lunt 


Mrs. J. Thornton 
Nurse Cavell 
Rose Queen 
Sir H. Wilson 


LUPINS 

We have pleasure in offering a selection of these valuable border plants. 

Each —s. d. 


Bath Blue, lovely light blue self .... .... .... .... .... 2 0 

Bath Pink, beautiful light pink.... .... .... .... .... .... 3 6 

Distinction, blue and white, a striking contrast, most vigorous .... 2 0 

C. M. Prichard, shades of buff and orange, very striking .... .... 2 6 

Moerheimi, rose pink and white, very dwarf .... .... .... .... 1 0 

Sunshine, yellow shaded old gold .... .... .... .... .... 1 6 


Young Seedling Plants in shades of pink, rose, blue and purple ; separate 
colours 1/- each, 10/- per doz. ; mixed colours 9d. each, 7/6 per doz. 









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Phlox Decussata 

These begin to flower from late July, and the magnificent bright and 
varied shades of colour make them most attractive and great favourites. 

Each —5. d. 

Annie Laurie, rich deep salmon, large truss, very beautiful .... .... l 6 

Antoinette Six, a splendid white . 0 9 

Australia, bright purplish rose. 1 0 

Asia, lilac rose, large pip, very fine .... .... .... .... .... 1 0 

Antonin Mercier, carmine violet, creamy white eye .... .... .... 0 9 

Baron Van Heeckeren, fine salmon-pink, very large pips . 1 0 

Border Gem, fine trusses of deep violet coloured flowers, extra .... 1 0 

Camillo Schneider, brilliant scarlet, very large pip . 1 6 

Caran D’Ache, clear rosy-pink, good truss . 0 9 

Caroline Vandenberg, large pips, striking shade of blue, free bloomer 1 6 

Coquelicot, bright orange scarlet, most effective .... .... .... 0 9 

Daily Sketch, extremely fine extra large flowers of light salmon-pink, 

vivid carmine eye. Enormous truss, vigorous .... .... .... 3 6 

Dr. Charcot, dark violet, large pips . 0 9 

Dr. Konigshofer, bright orange scarlet .... .... .... .... l 0 

Elizabeth Campbell, light salmon, white centre .... .... .... 0 9 

Europa, white with carmine eye, large trusses .... .... .... 0 9 

Evelyn, salmon pink, dwarf .... .... .... .... .... .... 0 9 

Exquisite, large snowy-white pip, carmine eye, good truss .... .... 1 0 

F. A. Buchner, pure white, large truss . 0 9 

Fireband, large truss, bright orange scarlet, very striking .... .... 1 0 

Genl. Retain, deep wine colour, large pips, very attractive .... .... 1 0 

G. Broderson, light carmine, shaded violet, dark carmine eye .... 1 0 

G. A. Strohlein, orange scarlet, carmine eye, extra fine .... .... 1 0 

Glory Of Edentown, enormous flowers of soft pink, large truss .... 1 0 

Gruppenkonigin, satin-rose, large trusses . 0 9 

H. Hirth, rose-pink, rosy-scarlet eye .... .... .... .... .... l 0 

Homeland, bright orange-red, extra large trusses .... .... .... 1 0 

Imperator, very rich crimson, fine variety, extra .... .... .... 1 0 

Josephine Gerbeaux, cherry-red, edged white, very distinct .... 0 9 

Jules Gambon, rosy pink, white eye .... .... .... .... .... 0 9 

Karl Foerster, extra large pip, dark orange red .... .... .... 1 6 

King Edward, crimson-scarlet, large truss .... .... .... .... 0 9 

Lady Greenall, extra fine pink, flowers of beautiful form, robust .... 1 6 

Le Mahdi, rich violet blue, very fine .... .... .... .... .... 1 0 

L. Schlageter, large truss, bright scarlet-carmine, darker eye .... 1 6 

Lofna, soft rosy lilac, white eye .... .... .... .... .... l 0 

Marshall Foch, crimson red, with darker eye, the best crimson .... 1 0 

Miss E. Wilmott, lilac with pale centre, very fine .... .... .... 0 9 

Mrs. Ethel Prichard, very large clear rosy-mauve . 1 0 

Mrs. Rutgers, light rosy lilac with darker centre, large truss .... 1 0 

Mrs. Milly Van Hoboken, soft pink self, large pips. 1 0 

Mia Ruys, purest white phlox, large pips, dwarf habit .... .... 1 0 

Nana Caerulea, purplish blue, dwarf . 0 9 

Professor Went, brilliant amaranth purple, large pips, fine truss .... 1 0 

R. A. Goldie, rich salmon, extra large pips and truss .... .... 1 6 

Riverton Jewel, mauve pink, bright carmine eye, fine truss .... 1 0 

Rynstroom, rose pink, one of the best .... .... .... .... .... 0 9 

Saladin, glowing orange-scarlet, deep red eye .... .... .... .... 1 9 

Selma, pink, cherry red eye, fine truss .... .... .... .... 0 6 

September Glow, glowing orange scarlet, crimson centre, tall .... 1 0 

Sir D. Beatty, huge trusses of charming deep blue flowers, extra fine .... 1 6 

Smiles, large pip, lilac-pink with darker eye .... .... .... .... l 0 

Viking, salmon-pink, flowers late in season .... .... .... .... l 0 

W. Watson, pink, extra large pips . 0 9 

Our Selection, 9/- per dozen. 




BLACKMORE & LANGDON, BATH. 


Asters (Michaelmas Daisies) 

A selection of the best and most recent introductions. 

AMELLUS SECTION. 

Each —5. d. 

Beauty Of Ronsdorf, flowers 2|in. across of a delightful lilac-pink 

shade. 2ft. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 1 6 

General Pershing, very large flowers, pale pink, shading to white in 

centre. 2ft. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 1 6 

King George, fine trusses of bluish violet flowers. A.M. 2ft. 1 6 

La Reine, soft lilac, very large flowers, most free. 2ft. .... 2 6 

Lilacina, extra large flowers of light porcelain blue. 2ft. .... 2 6 

Rudolf Goethe, very free, large lavender blue flowers. 2ft. .... 1 6 

Sonia, pure bright pink, one of the finest. Bushy habit and robust 

grower. 2ft. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 2 6 

Ultramarine, intense blue, very free . 1 0 

ERICOIDES SECTION. 

Ericoides, sprays of small white flowers, heathlike foliage. 2ft. 0 9 

Katherine, sprays of small white flowers, centre old rose. 2Jft. 0 9 

Silver Gem, sprays of pretty silver coloured flowers. 4ft. .... 0 9 

NOV/E ANGLI/E SECTION. 

Barr’s Pink, large bright rose-pink semi-double flowers with golden 

yellow centre. A.M. 4ft. .... .... .... .... .... 1 0 

NOVI BELGII SECTION. 

Anita Ballard, light blue semi-double, very beautiful. 4ft. .... 1 0 

Beauty Of Colwall, lavender blue, semi-double. 4ft. .... .... 0 9 

Blue Gem, very fine blue, extra large double flower. 4ft. .... 1 0 

Brightest and Best. Deep purple rose. A.M. 4ft. . 1 0 

Cloudy Blue, lavender double, very pretty. 3ft. .... .... 0 9 

Climax, mauve, large flowers. 6ft. .... .... .... .... .... 0 9 

Countess, delightful rose, very free. 3ft. 6in. .... .... .... 1 0 

Duchess, very large single flowers, pink shade tinged heliotrope. 

Upright neat growth, good for cutting. 3Jft. .... .... 1 0 

Elsa, large double, soft, rosy blue. A.M. 3fft. .... .... 1 0 

Ethel Ballard, flowers large, freely produced and colour lovely soft 

shell pink. 4ft. .... .... .... .... .... .... 1 6 

Freedom, masses of extra large single flowers. Colour light bluish- 

violet, fine for cutting. A.M. 4|it. .... .... .... .... 1 0 

Heather Glow, rose colour, flowers 2in. across. A.M. 4|it. .... 1 0 

Grace Sweet, dark blue, vigorous. A.M. 4Jft. .... .... .... 1 0 

Grey Lady, large semi-double soft French grey colour. 3ft. 6in. 0 9 

Joan Vaughan, light blue, very early. 3ft. 6in. 0 9 

King Of the Belgians, large semi-double, lavender blue. 5ft. .... 0 9 

Lady Lloyd, pink single, extra good habit. 3ft. 6in. .... .... 0 9 

Little Boy Blue, very dwarf and early. Dainty little pyramids 

covered with semi-double deep-blue flowers. A.M. 2ft. .... 1 6 

Little Pink Lady, A .M., very dwarf, large semi-double deep pink. 

Very free flowering. 2ft. .... .... .... .... .... 1 6 

Maid Of Athens, flowers 2in. across, of rich rose-pink, robust. A.M. 4ft. 1 6 

Maid Of Colwall, white, invaluable for cutting. A.M. 5ft. .... 1 0 

Maggie Perry, soft mauve, very free. A.M. 4ft. 6in. .... .... 1 0 

Margaret Ballard, extra large semi-double, of a most unique shade 

of bright rosy-mauve. A.M. 3Jft. .... .... .... .... 1 0 

Morss, bright deep rose, most useful for cutting. 3ft. 6in. .... 1 0 

Mrs. G. Munro, undoubtedly the finest white aster yet seen. The 

flowers, 2in. across, are freely borne, habit neat. 44ft. .... 1 0 

Nancy Ballard, rosy pink double, very profuse bloomer. 3ft. .... 0 9 

Perry’s White, white, very free. A.M. 5ft. .... .... .... 0 9 

Pink Perfection, a lovely bright rose pink, extra. 3^ft. . .. 1 0 

Queen Elizabeth, large white, petals curiously quilled. A.M. 3|ft. 1 0 

Queen Of Colwall, large semi-double pale mauve, petals beautifully 

curved and twisted. A.M. 5ft. .... .... .... .... 1 6 



BLACKMORE & LANGDON, BATH. 


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Asters (Michaelmas Daisies)— continued ♦ 

Each — 5. d. 


Queen Of the Lilacs, lovely lilac, very free. A.M. 44ft. 1 0 

Rachel Ballard, deep rosy mauve double, very dwarf. 2ft. Gin. 1 0 

Royal Blue, A.M., rich deep purple blue semi-double flowers, with 

golden disc. It is robust and colour very attractive. 4ft. 1 6 

Ruby Tips, growth upright with single flowers of a most uncommon 

shade of rich rose which last well. 4ft. .... .... .... 1 6 

Snowball, pure white double flowers, fine for cutting. 3ft. .... 1 0 

Thelma Perry, large masses of clear pink flowers, oft. .... 1 0 

Wedgwood, most beautiful porcelain blue. 4ft. .... .... .... 1 0 

Wonder Of Colwall, large pale blue, golden eye. A.M. 44ft. 1 0 

VARIOUS OTHER ASTERS. 

Acris, lavender-mauve small flowers in great profusion. 24ft. .... 0 9 

Frikarti. forms round compact bushes about 24ft. high, with very 
large sky-blue flowers and orange yellow centre. Blooms 
August-November .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 2 0 

Hybridus Luteus, clear yellow star-shaped flowers, compact 

habit. 2ft. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 1 0 

Lynosyris (Goldilocks), bright yellow, very free. 2ft. .... .... 0 9 

Thomsoni, an erect spreading bush, 24ft. high and 3ft. across or 

more, a lovely shade of soft blue .... .... .... .... .... 1 0 

Our Selection, 9 - per dozen. 


Pyrethrums 

We have a fine selection of the best Double and Single varieties. Most 
useful for cutting. 

In good varieties, 9d. each and 7 6 doz., our selection. 


Herbaceous Plants 

See General Catalogue for our very complete collection, and other 
specialities. 


Seeds 

AQUILEGIA SEED (Special Long-spurred). Highly com¬ 
mended at the R.H.S. trials at Wisley in 1927. Mixed colours, 

(Plants 2/6 per doz.) per pkt., 1/-, 1/6 and 2 6 

DELPHINIUM SEE D.—Carefully saved from our world-famed 
collection :— 

In finest Mixture .... .... .... .... per pkt., 1/- and 2 6 

12 separate Named Varieties .... .... .... per collection .... 6 0 

6 separate Named Varieties .... .... .... per collection .... 3 0 

Customers’ selection 1/- per pkt., except the varieties pp. 3-10 marked with 
one asterisk which are 2/6 per pkt., and two asterisks, 5/- per pkt. 

POLYANTHUS SEED, our grand strain., strongly recommended. 

New Flame-coloured per pkt. 1 6 

Mixed seed .... .... .... .... .... per pkt. 1 -, 1 6 and 2 6 

Separate colours, white, yellow, crimson and fancy, 

per pkt., each colour, 1/-, 1/6 and 2 6 

PANSY SEED, superb strain, large well formed flowers m a wide 
range of lovely colours . per pkt. 1/-, 1/6 and 2 6 






Show Notes 


The British 
Delphinium 
Society. 


The B.D.S. started in 
1929, is now an estab¬ 
lished institution and 
enthusiasts of the cult 
have joined up in good 
numbers from all parts of 
the country. The first 
show held in the R.H.S. 
Hall was an unqualified 
success, the new Hall 
presenting a magnificent 
appearance on that 
occasion. The collections 
of Delphiniums forming 
the various exhibits were 
generally acknowledged 
to be the finest ever 
brought together. 

The Year Book is alone 
worth the amount of the 
subscription (7/6), con¬ 
taining helpful articles 
from many members. 

We strongly advise all 
interested to join the 
Society. 

Hon Secretary : 

J. Halford Roberts, 

3, Warwick Road, 

Thornton Heath, 
Surrey. 


SECOND ANNUAL 
DELPHINIUM SHOW 
JUNE 26th, 1930, 
in the R.H.S. New Hall, 
Westminster, S.W. 


BLACKMORE & LANG DOIM, 

BATH, ENGLAND 


MENDIP PRESS, BATH